Blue Stone’s HR Operations Specialist discusses how employee development and mentoring programs can benefit your workforce.
Five Tips To Recruit in the Digital Age
Blue Stone’s HR Operations Specialist discusses best recruiting strategies to attract and engage potential employees to your Tribe.
Top HR Considerations for 2023
Blue Stone’s HR Services Director discusses five Human Resources priorities for 2023.
The Compensation Guide for Tribal Leaders
Compensation is a major tool of any organization in attracting, retaining, and motivating employees. In this article, we will discuss the many facets that impact compensation and how to be thoughtful on structuring your company’s compensation to benefit your workplace.
Grants 101: Assessing & Winning Funding
With Federal Funding being released over the next 5 years (2022-2027) through federal and state grants, now is the time for Tribal leaders and staff to have a strong understanding of the grant system, how to assess grants, and how to write grants.
How should Human Resources fit in your ARPA Plans?
Blue Stone’s HR Services Director discusses five questions Human Resources should be asking during the ARPA Planning Process that could benefit your Tribe.
Analyzing the Infrastructure Act: What Tribal Leaders Should be Thinking About
The 2021 Infrastructure Investments & Jobs Act is a tremendous opportunity for Tribal Nations to address community needs and build Tribal economies for the next generations. In this article, I want to focus on not just the dollars involved but how Tribal Leaders should be thinking about this funding and the best approach to utilizing it. Here are my key takeaways as we consider the Infrastructure Act
Building Stronger Tribal Economies Part IV: Resiliency in the 21st Century
Continue the Series "Building Stronger Tribal Economies" This series on building stronger Tribal economies concludes with the concept of resiliency, a word of great significance to past and future generations, and one which, in many ways, defines our relationship with...
Building Stronger Tribal Economies Part I: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Explore the Series "Building Stronger Tribal Economies" The strength of a Tribe’s economy is intimately related to the well-being of its members, growth of their community, and expression of their sovereignty. A perpetually evolving and always important discussion,...
Rethinking Broadband Opportunities in Indian Country
Introduction With the unprecedented focus on the usage of internet services during the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband access has become even more of an important consideration for Tribal communities. Internet access has become a necessity, and investing in broadband...
Preparing Tribal Workforces to return from COVID-19
Bringing people back to work from this complex pandemic could prove difficult. Although unemployment benefits vary from state to state, the rates being offered could potentially incentivize workers to stay home until funding runs out. For example, in the state of...
Building Stronger Tribal Economies Part II: Broadband
Continue the Series "Building Stronger Tribal Economies" The 21st century has brought forth numerous changes in how Tribal communities operate due to digital technology and internet connectivity: how healthcare services are conducted, how education is delivered, how...